23 March 2011

The Angels Are Knocking At My...Drawers

For a fresh Spring update to any piece of furniture or cabinet, there are so many creative ways to make it look like new.
I have one idea ~ my newly created collection of wooden drawer pulls and cabinet knobs

My original colour and monochrome photographs of my melancholy angels and cherubs were the inspiration for this latest adventure in my studio.  {That, and I had a stash of these wooden knobs just waiting to be transformed.}

After painting the birch wooden knobs an antique white, I printed each image in sepia tone onto paper and then cut them into circles using a decorative edge scissors.

 
I used adhesive to fix the images onto the knobs and then hand rubbed the edges of the knobs with copper ink.

Each piece was then brushed with acrylic matte medium which protects the photo and gives a subtle sheen.

The wrinkled effect was intentional and gives a vintage look to each knob.

Not just for desk or dresser drawers ~ imagine how adorable these would look attached to the back of a door or in a closet in a baby's nursery and used as hooks for precious clothing

They would also be fabulous in a dressing room on a wall and used to hang and display favorite pieces of jewelry.

I am offering these for sale in my Etsy shop and sell them in sets of eight as I have shown here.  You may request either the sepia tone cherubs or if you prefer, black and white.  Both would be charming and elegant additions to your decor.

Happy Hump Day.

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

PS
"Hooking" up with all the angels this White Wednesday and on Good Life Wednesdays.

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